On This Day: April 22nd
This is 113th day of the year and 253 days remain in the year.
The Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid. (Some sources say April 23.)
Congress authorized the inscription "In God We Trust" on coins minted as U.S. currency.
The land rush in Oklahoma began when it was opened to settlers.
The first Earth Day was observed.
Richard M. Nixon died of a stroke at the age of 81.
Armed immigration agents took Elian Gonzalez from the Miami home of his relatives to reunite him with his father.
April 22 BirthdaysIsabella I1451–1504, Spanish queen of Castile and León (1474–1504), daughter of John II of Castile.
Vladimir LeninRussian revolutionary,
Bettie Pagemodel, pinup
Charles Mingusjazz musician
J. Robert Oppenheimernuclear physicist